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russet

[ ruhs-it ]
/ ˈrʌs ɪt /
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noun

adjective

yellowish-brown, light-brown, or reddish-brown.
made of russet.

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Origin of russet

1225–75; Middle English <Old French rousset, diminutive of rous reddish brown, red (of hair); see roux

OTHER WORDS FROM russet

rus·set·ish, rus·set·y, adjectiverus·set·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for russet

russet
/ (ˈrʌsɪt) /

noun

brown with a yellowish or reddish tinge
  1. a rough homespun fabric, reddish-brown in colour, formerly in use for clothing
  2. (as modifier)a russet coat
any of various apples with rough brownish-red skins
abnormal roughness on fruit, caused by parasites, pesticides, or frost

adjective

Derived forms of russet

russety, adjective

Word Origin for russet

C13: from Anglo-Norman, from Old French rosset, from rous, from Latin russus; related to Latin ruber red
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